How MOF sensors work

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Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a novel and exciting platform for sensing technology. Among its applications, we can find the detection of toxic gases, explosives, water pollutants, and biomolecules such as DNA. The variety of molecules detected requires different properties of the sensing material. Therefore, these sensors work under several working principles giving sensors in four categories:

Each principle is described in detail in the following sections and we briefly go over the advantage of MOFs for sensing applications compared to other materials. Read More

Metal-Organic Framework: a versatile platform for sensing technology

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The detection of compounds with sensors has broad applications, from common ones like the blood glucose sensor (for diabetes control) to the detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to monitor air quality in the industrial work environment. In the sensing technology, the desirable characteristics in a sensor are high sensitivity, selectivity, quick response time, stability, reusability, and low cost. In most cases, existing technology is limited by their detection limit or low reliability, to improve these features the necessity of new materials has increased the research in this area in the last decades. This blog is dedicated to describing a new class of materials, Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), which have shown promising results on different sensor applications.
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